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Mothballs Mixing With Meatballs

How to complain about smelly fellow diners, plus squirrel-chasing ethics and engagement party demands

Miss Conduct
(Illustration / Nathalie Dion) Illustration / Nathalie Dion
By Miss Conduct
December 30, 2007

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Recently my husband and I were enjoying dinner in a semi-upscale restaurant. Halfway through our meal, a group was seated next to us that included someone who had clearly just removed his sweater from mothballs. The odor was so pungent that I could no longer taste my food and even became somewhat nauseated. I didn't feel comfortable approaching the table ... (Full article: 921 words)

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